Ted’s Take: The other end of the field

Ted’s Take: The other end of the field

Most of us don’t understand the process and scope of medical research – how it’s built or how it works. When we read about research findings and developments, it can feel distant and confusing. Why does research happen so slowly? How are research topics decided? Who...
Ted’s Take: It’s about the money

Ted’s Take: It’s about the money

Money is what seems to drive things and money is what seems to drive organizations too. They all start with an overriding moral goal but after a while things often turn toward more money. In health care, there are tons of coalitions of hospitals are assembled. Why? To...
Ted’s Take: The best patient advocate? You.

Ted’s Take: The best patient advocate? You.

When you’re a patient, you are kind of vulnerable. You have a problem, are often sketchy about what it is and the potential treatment or therapy needed. The bigger the problem, the more vulnerable you are. This makes you a perfect advocate. You need to do your...
Ted’s Take: There are no stakeholders, it’s just US

Ted’s Take: There are no stakeholders, it’s just US

The word “stakeholder” really bothers me particularly in the healthcare space. I’m struck by a quote by Ken Burns.“The thing that I’ve learned is that there is no ‘them.’ This is what everybody does: make a distinction about ‘them.’ It’s just ‘us’.” To me, the word...
Ted’s Take:  The Last Tenth

Ted’s Take: The Last Tenth

Many are focused on being successful and achieving the highest level of performance. In racing, we measure this in lap times often down to the second or tenths of a second. A recent racing article provoked me to think about the pursuit of “the last tenth” of a second...